Andy Falco, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, and one-fifth of the GRAMMY award-winning bluegrass quintet, The Infamous Stringdusters, is very excited to announce the release of a new single, his first in over 10 years, “Merriam Special.” The track is the latest song to be released by the Dusters-anchored Americana Vibes.
“Back when I got into bluegrass music, that’s when I met my friend Buddy Merriam,” shared Falco. “Buddy is a mandolin player who used to be connected to Bill Monroe. In honor of Monroe, Buddy wrote a tune called ‘Monroe’s Special’ that we used to play together back in the day. And in honor of Buddy, I went ahead and wrote this traditional bluegrass tune called ‘Merriam Special’ that pays tribute to my old friend, Buddy. I play mandolin and guitar, and by brother Patrick is featured on bass.
“Merriam Special” can be listened to now on all streaming platforms here: https://fanlink.to/merriam_special
In other Stringdusters news, both Jeremy Garrett and Travis Book also released solo project singles. Jeremy’s new tune, "Wont You Remember My Name" is the next single in the series of songs leading up to his new album. This track is more rooted in his acoustic guitar, mandolin and fiddle tones. Still shaping his music with the ability to loop, there's so much space for a tech-enhanced, fiddle-driven interlude that brings it all back home to his sound lent to the Stringdusters.
And for Travis, serving as a musical meeting ground for musicians working in a broad range of bluegrass styles, “On The Lonesome Breeze” showcases rich creativity, deep skills — and a lot of musical muscle, too - and is the latest song to be released in part of the Bluegrass at the Crossroads session. This song is sung and co-written by Travis himself, and features a number of all-star North Carolina based pickers. Both Jeremy and Travis’ singles are released on Organic Records and can be streamed here: https://linktr.ee/April30Releases
As previously announced, the Infamous Stringdusters will be releasing their forthcoming album, A Tribute to Bill Monroe on Americana Vibes, due out May 28. The album’s first two singles, “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling,” and “Sitting Alone in the Moonlight” are out now. The album can be pre-ordered here: https://thestringdusters-store.com/collections/a-tribute-to-bill-monroe
The Dusters recently wrapped up a stint on the east coast with shows at B Chord Brewery, VanHoy Farms and the Pour House in Charleston. The band will be back out for another handful of dates at the end of May.
More information about the Infamous Stringdusters can be found here: www.thestringdusters.com